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Immigration (Appeals)

Volume 901: debated on Thursday 20 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the average delay between the receipt by the appellate authorities in London of an explanatory statement by the entry clearance officer refusing entry to an applicant to settle in the United Kingdom and the appeal being heard.

About two to three months is the usual period in the generality of cases. This is necessary in order to give the appellant and his representative adequate time to prepare his case.